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Bradford College

New Direction Learning (NDL)

Subject Area
PLW / Foundation Learning
Study Level
Entry Level, Entry Level 3, Level 1
8 weeks
Start Date


This course has been designed for people aged 16-18 (25 if you are on an Educational Health Care Plan (EHCP) who are not in education, training or work. This course is accessible to student with some learning difficulties and/or disabilities/barriers to learning, to develop personal and work-related skills.

Our New Direction Learning course gives you the opportunity to learn a variety of new skills, build your confidence, help to build confidence with your English and Maths and ultimately become more independent. You will be able to participate in taster sessions for your chosen career, as well as develop personal and social skills. This will then enable you to progress into further learning and or work.

Our tutors are ready to support you and give you a new direction in your learning journey all lessons all focussed on developing your opportunities to progressing on to other further education courses within the college, prepare you for interview and ultimately to get a job.

The course will be 2.5 days per week = 14 hours per week and is a rolling course 8 weeks with a choice of progression.

  Key Info

This course will help you to achieve skills in:

  • Communication skills: personal presentation, interview skills
  • Confidence in Reading and Writing
  • Confidence in maths: understanding time, money and maths for everyday life
  • Confidence building, dealing with problems in daily life.
  • Digital employability skills
  • Skills for the workplace, work to develop skills to help you work in a job or voluntary/community work.
  • Tenancy skills, budgeting, paying bills, Universal Credit/ESA/PIP

(Employability skills – Personal Social Development)

  1. Time Management
  2. Communication Skills for Work
  3. Digital Skills for Work
  4. Career Planning
  5. Applying for a Job
  6. Interview Skills
  7. Searching for a Job

This course is for anyone 16+ (EHCP students need to have had their 19th birthday).

For further information contact Saghir Iqbal [email protected]

The skills that you develop from this course will then enable you to progress into further learning and or work.

Our prospectus, college documents and website are simply here to offer a guide. We accept no liability for any inaccurate statements and are not responsible for any negative outcomes if you rely on an inaccurate statement. We reserve the right to withdraw any programmes or service ay any time.


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